Think Employee Engagement & Company Culture Are the Same Thing? Think Again!

In this article, I want to focus on providing a framework for understanding two popular but commonly confused concepts: employee engagement and company culture. We’ll cover the basic definitions of each, the type of data that drives an understanding of each, and a framework for understanding the relationship between the two concepts.

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The Best HR Tech for Mid-Market Companies

With hundreds of new software providers in the HR space, many HR executives wonder how to make sense of them all and select the best fit. Dozens of software platforms, in various categories, often lead to difficulties determining the strengths and weaknesses of each platform.

This article is a preview of a series of articles we’ll be writing to help HR executives make smarter software decisions and ensure that the software they choose is right for the needs and culture of their companies.

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Stop Taking Employee Engagement Surveys as Gospel

Employee engagement surveys have been around for decades, but executives constantly tell us that they don’t know what to do with the information they receive from them. One CEO recently said to me, “We get the same score every year, and I don’t know how to make improvements based on a generic set of survey results.”

What good is having the data if you can’t use it to your company’s benefit?

Despite the issues with measurement techniques, employee engagement is critical to every organization’s success. But companies need to stop focusing on boosting engagement and start using metrics to create a better company culture.

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Building Traditions to Strengthen Your Team

I’ve been thinking a lot about team-building and traditions lately as our team has grown. It has been really exciting and challenging to see how each additional team member brings their own needs, strengths and ambitions to Pomello. When you’ve been working so long with one person – shout out to my awesome co-founder, Oliver – it can be easy to get set in your ways. And so it is refreshing to have new perspectives and personalities.

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Pomello’s Secrets for an Authentic Company Culture

We get asked a lot about our name. So I decided to write the definitive guide on why we named our company after an obscure citrus fruit most often found at Chinese groceries. Like a pomello, the best part of a company is not visible from the outside. You have peel through an outer layer to understand what’s underneath. And like the inside of pomello, a company culture is made up of different components aligning with teams, locations, hierarchies.

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